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Sep 27, 2010 5:30pm PDT
>>> on our broadcast here this monday night, "education nation." confronting a problem that affects every american and some blunt talk from the president about where his kids go to school. >>> in the zone. why is this man getting so much attention? could it be because of his plan for the entire nation? >>> and the competition to be the best across the country. schools outdoing each other for big money rewards. >>> also tonight, crude reality. despite the efforts of some to make us think it's all gone, turns out most of the oil that spilled into the gulf is still there. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's enough to make you believe that education, specifically fixing education, is now emerging as a real national goal. at least it's officially part of the national conversation. as you may know, we're hosting this multi-day summit here at rockefeller plaza in new york called "education nation." and today, the story advanced with news on education from the president of the united states on down. and some of the people in the fi
Sep 25, 2010 6:15pm EDT
of the united nations and the implementation of the security council and general assembly resolutions in addition to the advisory opinion of the international code of justice and the provisions of international law, including international humanitarian rights law, on the ground of the occupied palestinian territories, and including israel, all of which constitute the legitimate terms of reference for any successful negotiation leading to a final peace agreement. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, our people, in spite of its great suffering, holds steadfast to its rights, to their land, and to the national soil. at the same time, they are determined on restoring their national unity between the two parts of our homeland. we are making every possible effort in order to restore our unity through dialogue and in order to restore the good offices and honorable efforts deployed by our brothers and friends, particularly the arab republic of egypt. we will spare no effort on our part to put an end to the division resulting from the coup against palestinian legitimacy and the institute of de
Sep 11, 2010 1:00pm EDT
here for one purpose only: to help defend our nation and the cause of freedom around the world. it's been that way for nearly 70 years. the story you're about to hear today is a story i hope will reach every american, because it's really a story about america, about ordinary american families, about how we face the perils, uncertainties, and tragedies of life, and about how we, as individuals and a nation, come together to heal the wounds of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for all that we hold dear. it's a story of reflection, remembrance, and renewal. it's also a story about hope for the future. >> and i remember--you know, some days my wife would be sitting here, and just the fact that her presence-- that's all i wanted, was just her presence. we didn't have to say anything, the fact that i knew that she was there and i was over here, that's all i cared about. nothing else. that i knew that she was here. >> the other two came home, and i made sure they got some good food, you know, stuffed 'em as much as i could, with anything they'd eat, figuring that they wouldn't be
Sep 11, 2010 6:15pm EDT
have an idea. >> thank you so much. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> in his weekly address, president obama observed the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks, paying tribute to the victims that day and the sacrifices of our troops abroad. the minority whip also mark september 11th and discussed the ongoing military response to those attacks. this is 10 minutes. >> today, we mark a day in our history. we will never forget the anger and the sadness that we felt. while nine years have come and gone since that september morning, the passage of time it will never diminish the pain and loss forever seared into the consciousness of our nation. that is why on this day, we pray with the families of those who died. we mourn with the husbands and wives, children and parents, friends and loved ones. we think about the miles does that have passed over the course of nine years, births and christenings, weddings and graduations, all with an empty chair. on this day, we honor those who d
Sep 11, 2010 8:00pm EDT
virtues and values. from the pentagon, this is 35 minutes. >> the national anthem of the united states. nd playing "star-spangled banner"] >> ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen. >> mr. president, secretary gates, distinguished guests, most of all families and friends of those we lost on 9/11, inside the pentagon, near the chapel, lies a quilt on display. it was stitched together by dozens of americans who simply wanted those of us who survived the attack on his building to note that day, our fellow citizens, would always remember those who did not. on that quilt are written these words by a little girl, "in our hearts, we weep for you. in our minds, we honor you." today, her words still comfort us, because today, we still weak for those we lost here and in new york -- weep for those we lost here, in new york, and in somerset county. we honor them with our presence and certainly with this memorial. mostly, we honor them with our lives, with what we have done from that day to this, the sacrifices we have borne, the laughter we have shared, th
Sep 28, 2010 12:00am EDT
's elections was whether or not they would try to run this year's elections as a national campaign, whether they were going to try to run as democrats versus republicans or whether they were going to try to block out everything happening at the national level and, instead, hope that each individual congressional and senate and governor's race would just be viewed as an individual candidate being judged on a local basis. republicans, of course, had the same choice. they made their decision very early on. republicans decided as a party to run a national anti-obama campaign for this year's elections. the elections for them are a referendum on president obama. every single republican in the country is running a mini campaign for president with barack obama as his or her opponent. democrats had the opportunity to counter that. they could have said, oh, yeah, you want to run against president obama? great. let's contrast him with you. let's contrast him with what you are offering. democrats could have approached the election in a national way like that. but they've decided not to. they have decid
Sep 21, 2010 4:00pm PDT
welcome a wonderful performer. she will give up her heart and soul. she is going to sing our national anthem. would you please give a warm welcome. [applause] >> ♪ oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last g leaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous nighfight o'er the ramparts we watched waere so gallantly streaming and the rockets' red glare the bombs bursing in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ [applause] >> that was beautiful. beautiful. wasn't that beautiful? by the way, she gives her talents and many community organizations around the bay area. she is with the sand francisco friends of samoa. that is her heritage. her family came from samoa. she gives her time and voice to a lot of community groups across the bay area. thank you for that beautiful and thumb. thank you. here we are at the sixth annual asia-pacific heritage -- american heritage month and celebration. this y
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
taliban where they are back in power, at least in part, then our national security has not been well served. on september 12, 2001, how many of us in wasngton would have ever envisioned of negotiating with the taliban so that we could come home from afghanistan? ladies and gentlemen, if we leave afghanistan in a chaot state, where the taliban have much say and control, it will be a matter of time before the forces they gathered before 9/11 gather again in that same country. but i would argue that there he is -- there is even more at stake since 9/11. how in the world are we going to persuade rogue regimes to do the right thing when it comes to our national security interests if we lose to the taliban? do you believe iran is watching? i do. do you believe iran is getting bolder when it comes to supplying the taliban efforts that disrupt our strategies in afghanistan? i do. so too are libertarian and democratic friends who say this is an endless war and we need to leave, i ask one simple question -- what happens when we leave? to my hawkish brothers and sisters, what is our plan "b"? p
Sep 11, 2010 10:00am EDT
with benjamin franklin, who committed treason and risked his life to give birth to this new nation. all along with general george marshall of uniontown, who helped to lead the allied war effort in world war ii, and his secretary of state help to rebuild our allies throughout the world. general george mcclellan and general george meade, who had gettysburg led the army of the republic in the most vital battle that kept this nation as one. daniel views, of williamsport, who led the effort to speed the slaves to the underground were a way to freedom. daniel boone, the great frontiers man. mary hayes, of carlisle, in the war for our revolution in 1778, taking water to the soldiers and artillery men, taking the water through a hail of cannon and bullet fire. when her husband was wounded, in 100 degree heat for over five hours stood there, was wounded herself as she helped to load the cannon. they were all pennsylvania heroes. so were the 40 men and women that we honor today. on behalf of 12.5 million tons of iranians, -- pennsylvanians, we will never forget what they did for us over our skies. we m
Sep 19, 2010 12:05am EDT
at the heart strings of the nation. -- on a high-school football field. he had just thrown a touchdown pass near beaumont, texas, and moments later collapsed and died at the hospital. on aware of his condition, coaches allowed the game to continue, but in the fourth quarter the news circled back to the stadium. his mother said he suffered from seizures. >>> the five-month battle to seal the ruptured oil well on the golf is nearly finished. pressure tests are being conducted to ensure the oil well is completely blocked. it ruptured april 20 after an explosion that killed 11 workers and cost the worst offshore oil spill in the nation's history. >>> a plane crashes on approach to reagan national airport, sending first responders into action. thankfully, this was just a drill. d.c. fire and ems worked with other agencies to prepare for the worst. they were aided by 80 volunteers. >> everybody is trying to do is get practice. hands-on practice working together, communicating, responding, saving lives. >> flight operations were not affected by the drill. the results will be reviewed by local lead
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
a special in-depth look at the state of our nation's schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and a very good moing to you. i'm veronica dell a cruise. today we begin with on the brink. residents are trying to stay drive as rivers are trying to rise to dangerous levels. one levee built in the 18 # 0s has. it has warneded residents that ifhe levee brings merge vehicles incding police, fire, and balances will not be able to reach those who stay behind. waters are beginning to reseed elsewhere where emergencies had been declared. >>> this morning they're seeking broader authority to track down. to design their network so fbi officials can monitor suspects if the companies are served with a wire tap order. right now those services ewing what's known as peer to peer software are difficult to intercept because they're not rooted through a central hub. cording to the times, the bill which the obama administration plans to submit next year raises fres fresh questions. >> well, the bishop of a georgia mega church has broken his signs lens speaking for the first tim in a fiery
Sep 7, 2010 11:30pm PDT
, the speaker has always had the best interest of the city, of the state, of the navy, and of the nation at heart. what we have achieved here can serve as a template for future transfers of military bases across the country. i am also very grateful to the speaker for her leadership on energy and on energy legislation and for her commitment, along with the president, to change the way we use and produce energy in the united states and building toward a new energy economy. it is of tremendous importance, the way we produce energy and the way we use it, to the navy and marine corps because how we power our ships and our aircraft fundamentally about national security, just as energy reform for the country at large is about energy independence, national security, as well as about economic development and job creation. here on treasure island is -- as the mayor so eloquently pointed out, there is an opportunity to demonstrate what happens when sustainable development and sustainable usage is considered from the very beginning of a project. here on treasure island, there is an opportunity to bu
Sep 23, 2010 10:00am EDT
from the united nations in new york city. president obama just arrived and set to address the general assembly just moments from now. he is going to be talking about efforts to jump start the middle east peace talks, but also about the fight against terrorism and this is just one day after three top members of his administration told congress the threat of a terrorist attack on u.s. soil is very real. so, we're following that. >>> also developing right now, house republicans about to unveil what they call their pledge to america. now, basically, this is a set of promises for what they'll do if they take over the house. 12 republican house lawmakers are at the tart lumber company in sterling, virginia. they'll roll out the pledge and talk to small business owners. luke russert is on capitol hill for us and, luke, give us the thumbnail sketch here. what is in this pledge? >> the pledge has to deal with five other areas. it has to deal with jobs, the economy, reforming congress and congress spending national security and some of the specific things you'll see in this pledge from the repu
Sep 5, 2010 11:15pm EDT
this. you know, you are going to have a national audience game. hopefully a sold out stadium. and a very enthusiastic stadium. so, you know, i think our kids like this. that's why they come to virginia tech. >> it's time for our first break in the show. but when we return, it's a big day for big z. the season starts to wind down he is padding his stats. the national highlights up next when we return. [ music ]  no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was
Sep 5, 2010 8:30am PDT
, resolution authorizing the fire department to enter a 10 year agreement with the national park service to provide fire and emergency medical services to national park service areas within san francisco, with the park service reimbursing the fire department for those services, and to accept funds provided by the national park service as reimbursement for services. i contend, resolution approving the hiring of permanent career civilian federal firefighters displaced by the closure of the national park service fire station in the presidio, pursuant to the authority granted by california government code section 53280. >> happy birthday, supervisor mirkarimi. the three items you have before you today constitute approximately an 18 month process. i know supervisors elsbernd and alioto-pier have been very concerned. this will be a value added for anyone who lives or works in the presidio. we have with us mr. jeff dice and mr. mike savage to talk about their support for these resolutions as they move forward to this body and the full board next week. i would also like to acknowledge recently r
Sep 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, "education nation." confronting a problem that affects every american and some blunt talk from the president about where his kids go to school. >>> in the zone. why is this man getting so much attention? could it be because of his plan for the entire nation? >>> and the competition to be the best acro the country. schools outdoing each other for big money rewards. >>> also tonight, crude reality. despite the efforts of some to make us think it's all gone, turns out most of the oil that spilled into the gulf is still there. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's enough to make you believe that education, specifically fixing education, is now emerging as a real national goal. at least it's officially part of the national conversation. as you may know, we're hosting this multi-day summit here at rockefeller plaza in new york called "education nation." and today, the story advanced with news on education from the president of the united states on down. and some of the people in the fight seem actually hopeful that breakthroughs and real ch
Sep 25, 2010 2:00pm EDT
the following. this is a tough economy. >> i know, but you are supposed to be the smartest guy on the nation rich in the nation on the subject -- -- in the nation on the subject. do you think we have bottomed out? >> the best measures we have tell the following story. the economy has been growing, incomes have been growing, for more than 12 months. the private sector, not the government, has been creating jobs. >> please, to the best of your knowledge, flag it. tell may i think it is over, or i did not think it is over. >> i am very confident the economy is on a path to a gradual, steady improvement to economic growth. >> i think we all are. if we do not but we will recover some day. >> it is the gentleman's time. the gentleman may talk. >> i was hoping you would shock is a bunch of people and men up and say yes or no. >> it is a question of what economists think about the recession. >> i do not care what economists think. i know what retire people think, what husbands and wives think, but i want to know what you think. you are the secretary of the treasury? >> we are in a tough economy, and
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Sep 9, 2010 4:00am EDT
calls a serious threat to national security. live from our studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. today in the buckeye state, president obama shared his family struggle with making ends meet in tough economic times. but it was his remarks on the wealthy that drew the sharpest response from his critics. white house correspondent wendell goler takes a fair and balanced look. >> reporter: two weeks after house republican leader john boehner called on the president to fire his whole economic team, mr. obama went to the minority leader backyard to deliver a personal rebuttal. >> there were no new policies for mr. boehner. there were no new ideas. there was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decades that they were in power. >> in his august 24 speech, boehner said the worst the economy gets the more the president defends the indefensible. president obama today defended his refusal to extend the tax cuts for families making more than $250,000 a year. >> this isn't to punish folks who are better off. god bless 'em. it's because we
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
president mahmoud ahmadinejad has put on quite a show at the united nations. yesterday he delivered outrageous assertions about the 9/11 attacks that prompted american leaders and other delegations to walk out in protest. nbc's steve handelsman has the details. >> reporter: under increasing fire for his nuclear program and facing something he dread, the possibility of peace between the palestinians and israel, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad dropped his bomb at the u.n. most people, he claimed believe american officials staged 9/11. >> translator: that some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy and its grips on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. >> reporter: u.s. diplomats and other delegations walked out citing his vial conspiracy theories. rudy giuliani called ahmadinejad insane or giving a great imitation. iran, giuliani said, must not get nuclear weapons. that was president obama's obama meeting with china's premier who is helping to pressure iran. but his main focus here at the u.n. was an a
Sep 8, 2010 4:30am PDT
, national park service, in yosemite national park, for an amount not to exceed $30 million in with a duration of five years to provide for watershed protection, collaborative environment and stewardship studies, and security for the yosemite national park watersheds that supply water to the san francisco regional water system. >> there are a couple of things that are different about this agreement. this was reconstructed around the filtration. this time, there are actually more things that we do. it is still absolutely essential. there is also the environmental stewardship component, so it is threefold. when the original agreement was signed, that was about $2.75 million per year, which was about $3.50 billion over the last several years, plus special studies. the security agreement, there was the first one from 2007- 20008. and then we have come to vot-- 5 million has grown to about $5.20 million per year, so the $30 million per year over the next five years, which assumes inflation and growth in those programs over the next five years, so that is when we get to the cumula
Sep 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
national economy hammering governments, last winters snow was a problem. >> we cut a lot of things last year we didn't want to cut and there will be more like that next year. >> reporter: libraries for example, 160 positions, shorer hours, angry patrons like robin just after 8:00. >> the library is closed and the other thing that annoys me with the library is now we have to pay to park. >> reporter: county executive is telling them to prepare for 10 to 15% cuts in the year ahead. he has no idea of the size of cuts to be taken by schools and county employees. >> we have to make sure they are treated fairly and part of the solution as we go forward and protect as many jobses as possible. >> you focus on people and the services you provide to them and if that means you pay employees a little less and perhaps they don't get a as much retirement benefit, so be it. >> everything is on the table at this point. >> that 10 to 15% reduction is the average needed across the board. if the county decides that schools an public safety should be hit less, something else will be hit more. we should fin
Sep 12, 2010 11:35pm EDT
captioned by the national captioning institute >>> just before the midterm elections, congress is gearing up for a battle on how to boost the economy with tax is taking center stage. republicans want to extend all of the cuts while the obama administration wants to expand the tax cuts for the middle class and for those earning two hundred $50,000 or more will expire -- earning $250,000 or more will expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i will vote for it. >> but his admission does not mean that republicans will abandon the fight. they want a renewal of the bush era tax cuts that are set to expire. >> borrowing $700 billion to extend tax cuts that average more than $100,000 a year to millionaires and even billionaires is the least effective bang for the but we could have. >> the bush tax cuts -- allowing the bush tax cuts to expire would increase taxes for those earning more than $250.000. some democrats say they will break from party leadership on the issue. extending for tax cuts -- extending tax cuts for all wage
Sep 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
county is seeing a light rain. it is 72 right now at reagan national. low 80's this afternoon with sunshine and becoming less humid. we will start tomorrow with sunshine and end the day in clients. challahs wednesday night into thursday with a great weekend. >>> 66 eastbound is busy. and 20 minutes to your commute with the back up before you get to the exit for the planes. the crash is before haymarket. the left lane is closed and the truck is there. there's a wreck in the hov lane north.and no traffic is moving slowly alice springfield on the left side to the pentagon. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a two-year-old boy is fighting for his life after accidentally shooting himself in the chest. two teenagers face charges. it happened early monday morning along little elliott drive in hagerstown. brianne carter joins us from children's national medical center in d.c. where the little boy is recovering. >> this happened early monday morning after a two-year-old boy found the gun under the bed and began playing with it before it went off. he was rush
Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm PDT
campaign to raise awareness of child abuse. captioned by the national captioning institute >> world leaders are meeting in new york for a second of talks aimed at renewing efforts to achieve the un's millennium development goals. current projections indicate the united nations could come short of meeting its poverty reduction targets as planned by 2015. german chancellor angela merkle said tuesday good governance should be a greater priority for countries hoping to receive development aid. >> this un video clip underscores the importance of the millennium development goals. it shows people reporting from across the world on what has been achieved and what still needs doing. there are eight goals in total. they include tackling poverty and hunger, introducing universal primary education, and fighting diseases like aids and malaria. progress has been modest. it is widely acknowledged that not all will be fulfilled on time. african leaders appealed for more to be done. >> it is clear that the continent still has far to go, yet i know that if we intensify our focus
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am PDT
a delta flight's landing gear failedo deploy. >>> and "education nation." nbc news takes a special in-depth look at the state of our nation's schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning to you including those in the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. >>> this morning we begin on the brink -- this morning several states in the midwest are trying to stay dry as rivers there are rising to dangerous levels. the situation is particularly precarious along the wisconsin river where one levee built in the 1890s is failing. while it hasn't collapsed, officials don't consider it safe. they recommend evacuation and have warned residents that if the levee breaks, emergency vehicles, including police, fire, and ambulances will not be able to reach those who stay behind. fortunately water levels are beginning to recede elsewhere in wisconsin where a state of emergency had been declared in several counties. >>> this morning's "new york times" is reporting that federal officials are seeking broader authority to hunt down criminal and terror suspects on t
Sep 15, 2010 7:00pm PDT
out some 23459 national staff so we can point out what's happening in san francisco with national stats. what we have here is a brief picture of s-comm. naturally s-comm had been implemented for two years. so we did this because i.c.e. was not releasing any information, but there were a couple national groups that sued i.c.e. to get these documents. they were recently released. stime documents showing what's happening at the national level. i found them through just googling. the vast majority of them deported through s-comm 30% are for lower-level offenses and noncriminal back grounds. so there have been 37,107 people deported in the last two years under s-comm that were noon noncriticals, level two and level three alleged offenders. that's coming from a total of 46 thousand,943 people that vn -- have been deported under s-comm. california has the largest number of people deported. 26% of those deported have no criminal history and are not convicted of a serious crime. that's what we have at the national and state level. i want to highlight this as an interesting development beca
Sep 11, 2010 11:30pm EDT
it as a country. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >>> along with a remembrance, today is also a national day of service. president obama rolled up his sleeves and helped paint walls at the john brown middle school in northeast. the president also took time out to talk to volunteers. >>> first lady michelle obama also picked up a paint brush, joining 100 other volunteers to paint the vincent hall retirement center in mclean, va., a retirement home for military veterans. >>> it was not a quiet day of reflection for everyone. there was a major protest and counter protest over the proposed islamic center and a mosque near ground zero. >> wake up, america! >> we have to agree on the constitution. >> more than 1000 people protested today. at the facility would not only include all mosque but also library and fitness center. the center would be open to all people. >>> one high-profile protest against the moscow did not happen. pastor terry jones canceled his planned burning of the koran. >> why did you decide to cancel? >> at the station, he found out that he would not only not burn the koran but he would nev
Sep 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
is america" is brought to you by -- hyundai motor america. the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the league of arab states, representing 350 million people in 22 member countries. the rotandaro family trust. the ctc foundation. and the american life tv network. >> so, the question on the table is what is most important lesson you have learned in life so far, and how do you use it on a day-to-day basis to navigate through life? some very special people give some very wonderful and heartfelt answers. so, sit back,relax and enjoy it. what do you think is the single greatest lesson you've learned professionally? >> i think persistence in trying to get a story. >> boy, were you, like getting into university. >> that was true. >> and getting your first job, with all those rejection letters. >> getting into university was hard because i didn't have latin and you had to have latin in england to get in. >> but persistence i can see. >> persistence is the thing. i think i must have been the world's biggest bore, to go on and on, i want
Sep 12, 2010 2:00am EDT
and the community of shanksville, whose lives, like the rest of the nation, were irrevocably changed on that day nine years ago. the location for this year's service is especially significant as we return to the western overlook where the journey began nine years ago. this is where the pennsylvania state police line to the ridge on horseback -- lined the ridge on horseback as the families were first brought to view the wreckage. this is where the other agencies carried out their duties. many of those who served in the investigation and recovery efforts are with us in the audience today. for the first responders, around -- a round of applause. [applause] this is also the place where the media gave the nation and the world their first glimpse of the crash site. this is the place where a community in nation came together, the red cross and salvation army and good samaritans demonstrated great compassion and care here. local residents of this community and county opened their home andeart to the families and to the nation. a small memorial of pay bills was placed at the overlook where families could
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
in charge of the palestinian national movement is going to be a great blow to a two-state solution and might drag us back to 1970. >> i inkjected -- i injected history into our discussion early on. i have to at least note the two-state solution that is been part of the diplomacy in this conflict since 1937. we're now going on 73 years, and the chances that the two-state solution, in my view, is going to disappear from the lexicon in this conflict any time soon are fairly soon. with that, ladies and gentlemen, let me thank all my panelists for participating in today's event and thank all of you and all of you out in for -- out there for joining us in our discussion. [applause] >> thank you. >> search the term "mid east peace" on line at the c-span library and you will get more than ,000 transcripts including an early mike wallace interview of abba eban. it is washington and the world your way. >> president obama's address to the nation last night in about a half-hour. before that, house minority leader john boehner's speech on troop withdrawals. >> vice president joe biden will attend an exc
Aug 31, 2010 5:00pm PDT
the nation from the oval office to announce the start of the iraq war, president obama will speak from the very same desk to announce u.s. combat operations are over there. he will not declare mission accomplished but says the mission has changed. with 50,000 u.s. troops staying to train iraqi soldiers as a fledgling democracy takes hold. operation iraqi freedom began march 19, 2003 to remove saddam hussein and rid iraq of his weapons of mass destruction. weapons, it turned out, he did not have. the war has cost more than 4,400 american lives and left more than 34,000 wounded. mr. obama vowed as a presidential candidate to end the war. bill plante is at the white house and has more. bill, good evening. >> reporter: harry, good evening. the president will frame this as a promise kept and he will say that he praises and admires the sacrifice and courage of the nation's armed forces. he will mention president bush to whom he spoke this afternoon and say that even though they disagreed politically on the war, that president bush has a commitment to the security of the nation. harry? >> smi
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, latebreaking -- this is wbal-11 news at noon in hd. >> good afternoon, i am sarah caldwell president obama is in new york, where he delivered a major policy address to the united nations. we are at the united nations with the latest. >> president obama laid out his foreign policy which list, assuring the world leaders the u.s. is committed to fighting terrorism, reducing nuclear weapons, and bringing peace to the middle east. these are goals, he says nations must share along with repairing a fragile global economy. >> we are reforming our system of global finance, beginning with wall street reform here at home, so a crisis like this never happens again. >> he urged world leaders to support peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders and creating a palestinian state. >> those the ones who are friends of israel must understand that true security requires an independent palestine, one that allows the palestinian people to live with dig
Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
at 11:00. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> we have just learned that earl has been downgraded to a tropical storm. officials in north carolina dodged disaster. earl continues to move towards new england. we have live coverage. >> it continues, leon, the race toward the northeast. there will be some nasty weather earlier tomorrow morning. parikh it is. all of the new england coast line. it is now a tropical storm. take a look at the storm scant and you can see where earl is -- nine miles east of nantucket. there are only tropical storm warnings for the coast of new england. it will continue to race by bringing some heavy storms and strong winds. meanwhile for us, behind it it will feel like a different season and a different weather pattern. i would tell you about the details. >>> girl did not get close enough to do any major damage to north carolina. minimal damage has been reported along the eastern seaboard. we have the latest video of earl's path. >> this could have been much worse. just 44 hours ago earl was a category 4 storm. they are taking
Sep 22, 2010 4:30am EDT
national right now. warmer than yesterday. dew point of 57. humidity a little higher as well. in martinsburg, 69. bowie. mostly sunny this morning, partly cloudy this afternoon. a few isolated storms possible this afternoon, 30% chance after 3:00 p.m., dissipating at 8:00 p.m. . >>> a lot of reports. on 270 it's been clear vowel of the roadway at montgomery village avenue. that will be clearer soon. the inner loop in virginia, a radical and construction blocking one lane. on the note at 66, or traffic must exit west on 66, "nutley street, and then hit that eastbound to access the beltway. construction and remains on the lappin at 66. 270 is good in germantown. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:32 on this wednesday morning. an apparent according case in the northwest neighborhood. a woman's belongings sprawled down the block after she is a victim from her apartment. it has led to serious issues. details from the roman and insight on how this will be resolved. >> eliose diaz came from nothing, growing up in venezuela. she began saving everything she could when she moved to the u
Sep 21, 2010 8:00pm EDT
[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> i really underestimated how big the job was and because i was the republican minority whip, i had not been the minority leader. i jumped to speaker overnight and from a minority power we thought we didn't think we were going to be in pour and the biggest one-party increase in american history. >> newt gingrich on his tenure as house speaker and possible 2012 presidential bid. sunday on c-span. . . ms. collins: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, i come to the floor to discuss the defense authorization bill and the don't ask, don't tell provisions included in it. let me start by making my position crystal clear. i agree with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, that the don't ask, don't tell law should be repealed. it should be repealed, contingent upon the certain fictions ocertifications of the, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff that its repeal would not have an adverse impact on military re
Sep 4, 2010 11:00pm EDT
a nuclear weapon is widely available, something we thought would only be the province of nations years ago. but it has changed. with the goal of nuclear power, and we will be talking about this more this week, more nations are seeking the opportunity to enrich uranium and deplete plutonium. the same technology required to enrich uranium for nuclear fuel, which every nation has the right to, can enrich uranium if taken to higher levels, to make a nuclear bomb. have you stop a world along with - nhoy -- how a new cyber world with nuclear submarines? increased challenges to warning systems and command and control systems for all nuclear weapon countries. each of these dangers is either new or has worsened since the cold war. each one heightens the risk of the others. together, they create the conditions for what i would call a perfect storm. nuclear terrorism is not only a threat to life and property. it is a threat to our way of life. if a nuclear bomb were detonated in a city somewhere in the world, the challenge to our cherished freedoms would be profound, given the understandable demands
Sep 13, 2010 2:30pm PDT
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Sep 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
there was glenn beck. now two, personalities are planning a pair of dueling rallies. captioned by the national captioning institute >>> we will begin tonight with a story that is heartbreaking for any parent to year. a little boy dies after he became entangled in a drip record appeared that happened on the 900 block of northampton drive. >> this is such a sad story. this is an apartment complex filled with young children. as you can imagine, everyone here is very upset and very concerned. >> scared pierre >> scared is the way that parents put it after a 17-month-old boy was strangled to death when he accidentally got tangled in the court of a curtain in his home. rosa hernandez says she was sitting on lane fronts that this morning when she saw the boy's father rushed from the apartment with his son to a police of a serb. the boy was able to today to a police officer. the boy was able to -- with his son to a police officer. the boy was able to come out of his crib. >> for children, yes, i thought there were dangers. i keep my kids away from them. >> after the police officer p
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to education nation. it's a week-long focus by nbc to discuss the state of t nation's schools and the problems they face. according to a new nbc news wall street journal poll the outlook is grim. using a letter grade system, 77% of those responding gave the nation's public schools a c or lower. only 2%gave schools an 58% said major changes or complete overhaul are needed to improve schools. the man who likely will become the next mayor of the district is taking exception to remarks made today by president obama who today said the city's public schools could not give his two daughters the same quality of education they receive in their private school. tom sherwood joins us with the story. >> reporter: jim, the president appeared on "today" this morning. vincent gray wasted no time responding. >> there's been a lot of talk about public schools. charterchools are public schools. >> reporter: while the d.c. chancellor is getting national atttion on nbc's education nation special report th is week, her three years of reform have not won over president obama who sends his two daughters to a private
Sep 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
pausing to reflect with the nations of september 11th and thanks for staying with us. the president smoke spoke in arlington where officials and family members came together to honor the lives lost and to celebrate the memories living on and jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: in the shadow of the pentagon, under bright and sunny skies, they joined 200 families to remember a day 9 years ago from the world as we knew it was forever changed. >> on a day like, this the calm september morning was shattered by the worst act of terrorism in the nation's history. >> reporter: the president laid a wreath in memory. he didn't mention the controversies swirling around the plan or the florida pastor who had planned to burn the q'uran, he did appeal to the nation to honor the memory of those killed on september 11th by valuing diversity and tolerance. >> we are not and never will be at war with islam and that was not a religion that attacked us, it was al qaeda. >> reporter: they search for the bench inscribed with the name of the loved one and that is where the personal and private remembrances ta
Sep 18, 2010 11:15pm EDT
. the nationals are in the middle of a three game series against the n-l east leading phillies. now the good news fillies started and they are 0-7 against the nationals this season. the worst against any time. first inning the nationals get to him yet again. jason can't quite get to it so danny scores all the way from first base. that is a triple for desmond his third of the season. the nationals lead 1-0. third inning phillies are now leading. howard's 30th homerun this season. the nationals fall to the phillies 5-2. >> elsewhere the yankees and orioles and guthrie having some trouble in the first. posada gets it into it. y wiggington's glove and out. they take the early 2-0 lead. the yankees are up 4-2 when robinson unloads on guthrie. not called the bronx bombers for nothing, folks. they win 11-3. >> it is almost time for off the wall. martin what are you and i going to discuss after the bra he can? >> how about a little controversy? 40 who should be in the locker room and who had the best week in the nfl the opening week. >> i can't wait to hear your answers. i'm sure they are wrong. stick ar
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